Swartland Light - DISCONTINUED

Full fresh typical "ferned" flower bouquet, supported by integrated honey sweetness, finished by a clean acid.

variety : Fernao Pires | Fernao Pires
winery : Swartland Winery
winemaker : Andries Blake
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 8.75 % vol  rs : 12.7 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 4.9 g/l  so2 : 132 mg/l  fso2 : 51 mg/l  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Soil: Grown on the decomposed granite soils on the cooler foothills of the Paardeberg and on medium potential soils with a gravel under layer on the western side of the region. Both areas are very well suited for this delicate cultivar.
Climate: The Swartland falls within the coastal winter rainfall area. Warm, dry summers, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes.
Annual rainfall: 400mm average.

about the harvest: Low production of 7 to 8 ton/ha from unirrigated bushvines. Grapes are hand harvested at early ripeness with a low sugar, but with the acidity in balance.

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